David Jonathan Porter

3 November 1840–7 October 1903 (Age 62)
New York, United States

The Life Summary of David Jonathan

When David Jonathan Porter was born on 3 November 1840, in New York, United States, his father, David Porter, was 66 and his mother, Lodema M. Wheeler, was 18. He married Ursula Maine in 1880. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Madison, New York, United States in 1900. He died on 7 October 1903, in Fabius, Onondaga, New York, United States, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

David Jonathan Porter
1840–1903
Ursula Maine
1852–1912
Marriage: 1880
David B Porter
1881–
Carrie Ethel Porter
1894–1959

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1880
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (5)

    World Events (7)

    1846
    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1863
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 23
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name for the gatekeeper of a walled town or city, or the doorkeeper of a great house, castle, or monastery, from Middle English and Older Scots porter(e), port(o)ur ‘doorkeeper, gatekeeper’ (Anglo-Norman French port(i)er, portur, Latin portarius). The office often came with accommodation, lands, and other privileges for the bearer, and in some cases was hereditary, especially in the case of a royal castle. The name has been established in Ireland since the 13th century. In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other languages, for example German Pförtner (see Fortner ) and Poertner .English: occupational name for a man who carried loads for a living, especially one who used his own muscle power rather than a beast of burden or a wheeled vehicle. This sense is from Middle English port(o)ur, porter ‘porter, carrier of burdens’ (Anglo-Norman French portur, porteo(u)r).Dutch: variant, mostly Americanized, of Poorter, status name for a freeman (burgher) of a town, Middle Dutch portere, modern Dutch poorter. Compare De Porter .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Porterfield
    Sluiter
    Port
    Fortner
    Portmann
    Portier

    Sources (6)

    • David J Porter in household of David Porter, "New York State Census, 1855"
    • David Porter in entry for Frank W Dye and Carrie Ethel Porter, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
    • David J Porter, "United States Census, 1900"

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